Samuel Alexander


Samuel Alexander is a research fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and a lecturer with the Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne.

His recent books include Urban Awakenings: Disturbance and Enchantment in the Industrial City (2020) and Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary (2021), both co-authored with Brendan Gleeson and published by Palgrave. He is currently co-editing a collection of essays called Post-Capitalist Futures.

His essay ‘A prosperous descent’ is published in the exclusive ebook Imagining the Future: Notes from the frontier.


Delusions of sanity

EssayACCORDING TO THE Parable of the Poisoned Well, there once lived a king who ruled over a great city. He was loved for his wisdom and feared for his power. At the heart of the city was a well,...

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